New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday withdrew his current statements on allopathic drugs which triggered robust protests from the medical fraternity.
Responding to a letter from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Ramdev stated he desires to place the matter to relaxation.
“Hon’ble Minister, I have received your letter. I withdraw my statement, putting to rest the controversy over various medical practices… (jee aapaka patr praapt hua, usake sandarbh mein chikitsa paddatiyon ke sangharsh ke is poore vivaad ko khedapoorvak viraam dete hue main apana vaktavy vaapis leta hoon),” he tweeted from his private Twitter deal with.
Earlier on Sunday, the well being minister had known as Ramdev’s assertion on allopathic medicines “extremely unfortunate”.
Citing a video circulating on social media, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday had stated Ramdev claimed that allopathy is a “stupid science” and medicines similar to remdesivir, fabiflu, and different medicine accepted by the Drugs Controller General of India have didn’t deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
He additionally allegedly stated medicines similar to remdesivir, fabiflu and different medicine accepted by the Drugs Controller General of India have didn’t deal with COVID-19 and “lakhs of patients have died after taking allopathic medicines.”
The apex medical doctors’ physique urged the union well being minister to take strict motion towards Ramdev for deceptive individuals by making “unlearned” statements towards allopathy.
In a strongly-worded letter to Ramdev on Sunday, Harsh Vardhan stated his remarks on allopathic drugs had been “extremely unfortunate”.
“The statement disrespects the corona warriors and hurt the sentiments of the country. Your statement on allopathy can break the morale of healthcare workers and weaken our fight against COVID-19,” he stated.
Vardhan additional stated allopathic medicines have saved lives of crores and feedback that the medicine are answerable for loss of life of lakhs is “extremely unfortunate”.
Replying to the minister’s letter, Ramdev in his assertion stated he respects all types of medical science and allopathy medical doctors have saved individuals in the course of the pandemic by risking their very own lives.
“I accept that allopathy has shown remarkable progress in life-saving system (jeevan raksha pranali) and surgery and has served humanity,” he stated.
Regarding the video in query, Ramdev stated he was truly studying out messages forwarded on WhatsApp.
“…if that has hurt sentiments of anyone, then I regret it,” he added.
However, he additionally stated conventional ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy have additionally managed and supplied everlasting answer to a number of complicated ailments like blood strain, thyroid, sugar, arthritis, hepatitis and bronchial asthma.
“…the allopathic doctors should also not mock the Indian medical systems like ayurveda and yoga by calling it as ‘pseudo-science’ as it hurts crores of people…,” he asserted.
Earlier, the IMA stated Ramdev’s remarks must be “considered as hate speech” and he must be booked underneath the Epidemic Diseases Act for deceptive individuals by making “untutored and unlearned” statements.
“We demand an unconditional public apology from Ramdev to allopathy and its practitioners,” IMA had stated.